UNITED (United for Libraries) Division
Comedian and United for Libraries spokesperson Paula Poundstone will headline this evening featuring bestselling authors Charlyne Yi, Aaron Karo, Alexandra Petri, and David Crabb. Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. Some books will be given away free and others will be available for purchase at a generous discount. Purchase tickets early to this event, which is always a sell-out. Learn more about the authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/ticketedevents/laughs.
6/18/15: Mamrie Hart (You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tales of Debauchery) is unable to attend the event, but free copies of her book will be provided to all The Laugh's On Us attendees courtesy of Penguin Publishing.
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Joshua Davis with Rick Jacobs and David Thomson - President Christine Lind Hage's Program—From Cover to Screen — Books to Moviesby ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 07:07 pm
Joshua Davis, author of “Spare Parts,” will be joined by producer Rick Jacobs and esteemed film critic David Thomson to talk about the writing of the book, the creation of the movie and how movies are judged and reviewed. Attendees will also view a trailer for the film version, starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marissa Tomei. “Spare Parts” is about four undocumented Mexican teenagers overcoming all odds to win a high-tech underwater robot competition against teams from elite universities, and has been called a “triumphant read” by the Toronto Star and “a great American story” by the Washington Post.
Sponsored by Macmillan and Random House
Bestselling writers Adriana Trigiani, Paula McLain, Matthew Pearl, B.A. Shapiro, Sarah Pekkanen, and John Katzenbach will discuss their new books and talk about their writing lives. A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing will follow, United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2014 Baker & Taylor Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA. Purchase tickets early as the event often sells out. Learn more about the authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/ticketedevents/tea.
Debut authors will speak about their books and writing experiences during this popular annual author panel. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program - your chance to get a signed first edition or ARC from tomorrow's literary star! Authors include Scott Sherman, Val Brelinski, Kim van Alkemade, and Andrew Roe. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. Learn more about these authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/authorevents/firstau....